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     The Jake Lyons Memorial 'Cancer Sucks' Golf Classic donates 100% of the profits from its annual events to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. 


     The Colorectal Cancer Alliance, Inc. is a not-for-profit    501(c)3 corporation. They are the leading national patient advocacy organization dedicated to increasing screening rates and survivorship.  Their vision is for a world free of colorectal cancer where education, early detection and treatment lead to survivorship for all.


   While colorectal cancer affects the lives of more than 140,000 Americans every year, it is preventable.  With this in mind, The Colorectal Cancer Alliance has made it their mission to end the disease within our lifetime.




     We are pleased to announce that 100% of the proceeds from the 2018 - 5th Annual Jake Lyons Memorial ‘Cancer Sucks’ Golf Classic aided in furthering research in the area of young onset colorectal cancer.

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     In 2011, shortly after Jake had been diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer, we held the first ever Jake Lyons ‘Cancer Sucks’ Golf Classic at Bradshaw Farms.  The ‘Jake Drive’ was born and we raised $5,000.  In 2014, after Jake lost his hard-fought battle with colon cancer, his friends Billy Pratt and Tim O’Shea came to Tommy and I and asked how they could help us to continue Jake’s legacy.  Since that time there have been five consecutive Jake Lyons Memorial ‘Cancer Sucks’ Golf Classic events.  And, with the support we have received from you and our many event sponsors, we have - since that first event at Bradshaw Farms - raised in excess of $225,000.  All monies raised have been earmarked to support the Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s efforts in furthering research in the area of young-onset colorectal cancer. 

     Regrettably, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, logistical and other familial health issues we have been unable to continue our efforts with respect to the Golf Classic.  However, the need for funding in this area has in no way declined.  Young-onset colorectal cancer is on the rise and it is more critical than ever that we find out why. 


     As a way to further continue the work Jake began in 2011, any and all donations made to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance are greatly appreciated.  Donations may be made via this website or by visiting:

     Please know that we are in the process of evaluating the possibility of holding a 10th anniversary 'Reunion' event to be held some time in the fall of this year.  More information to come...  As always, we continue to appreciate the difference you are helping to make.


                                                                                                               God Bless, The Lyons Family


Please click on the link below to donate via PayPal or send a check made out to:


'Cancer Sucks' Golf Classic

c/o Cheryl Lyons

179 Waterford Cove

Nicholson, GA  30565

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